College Basketball

Digest (Dec. 13): UMBC women's basketball coach Phil Stern placed on leave

Head women's basketball coach Phil Stern is on leave from UMBC, the school said in a statement Thursday. Assistant coach Carlee Dewey is serving as acting head coach and has done so for the past two games, against Mount St. Mary's and Hofstra. "The university cannot provide additional details regarding personnel matters," the statement said. Stern is in his 17th year as UMBC women's basketball coach. The Retrievers are 6-5 this season.

Men's college basketball: Ryan Andino scored a game-high 22 points, but UMES (1-9) fell 73-57 to host Duquesne (7-2). The Dukes outscored the Hawks, 41-26, in the first half.


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Pro basketball: The Baltimore Shuckers signed Kendall Allison (Southside Academy) for his fourth season with the Central Basketball Association team. In 2018, Allison was an All-CBA selection for the Shuckers, who open their season in March.

Women's College volleyball: Stevenson junior outside hitter Katie Leftridge was selected to the Division III All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Team. She was the lone player from the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth selected to the seven-member team. Leftridge has also collected Honorable Mention All-America and All-Region honors from the AVCA this season and was a MAC Commonwealth First Team All-Conference selection. She led the Mustangs to a 23-12 record and the program's seventh straight conference championship and eighth straight NCAA appearance. A three-time MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week, Leftridge had 415 kills and recorded a .218 hitting percentage while also totaling 394 digs and 50 total blocks. ... Maryland sophomore outside hitter Erika Pritchard earned a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-North Region Team. Pritchard, who last week became the first Terp to earn first team All-Big Ten honors, becomes the first Maryland player to earn AVCA All-Region honors since 2012.

College water polo: Johns Hopkins coach Ted Bresnahan is stepping down after 27 seasons at Homewood. A national search for his replacement will begin immediately. Max Schlegel, an assistant for the Blue Jays the past three years, will lead the program during the search process.

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